National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications

In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was signed into law as the official national anthem of the United States. While our national anthem is essentially a battle hymn (take a look at the lyrics here) that is not the case for many countries in the world. Israel and Palestine Take these translated lyrics of Israel’s national anthem: The hope of two thousand years,To be a free … Continue reading National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications

Navigating Navajo Nation Is About to Get Easier

GEOGRAPHY Imagine trying to find a house when your directions sound like this: “When the pavement ends, drive a mile and turn left at the school bus stop. Then it’s the third house on the right.” On the Navajo Nation, this scenario is common. But that’s beginning to change. (NPR) Use our resources to better understand the language of location and why it’s important. Discussion … Continue reading Navigating Navajo Nation Is About to Get Easier